PARIS – A team of law enforcement officials searched a Paris man’s home on Wednesday afternoon and arrested him after finding child pornography there, Paris Police Chief David Verrier said Friday.

After the U.S. Postal Inspection Service conducted an investigation of 44-year-old Ronald K. Parsons, investigators obtained a search warrant to make a sweep of his Main Street home with the support of Paris and state police, Verrier said.

“Child pornography was recovered from the residence,” Verrier said. “He admitted to being in possession of it to investigators.”

Police arrested Parsons on a charge of possessing sexually explicit material. His child, who was home at the time of the search, was taken from the residence and released to family members, according to Verrier, who would not divulge the sex of the child but said the child was about 9 years old.

On Friday, Parsons had posted bail but was being kept in jail on a probation hold, according to Oxford County Jail officials. Verrier said Parsons was arrested and convicted in 2003 for trafficking in marijuana.

Verrier said that because the investigation is continuing, no further details were available. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service did not return phone calls by late Friday afternoon. It is illegal to send child pornography through the U.S. postal system.


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